Communities are working everyday to take greater control of their lives. People the world over are confronting political, economic, and social problems using creative methods, with many building solidarity through democracy from below. These struggles for self-governance in all aspects of society are in need of support.

The founders of the Onyx Foundation, consisting of educators and community advocates, believe the most effective way to support these initiatives is to work as directly as possible with groups and communities confronting the issues. The foundation promotes collaboration among community-based initiatives for autonomy that seek participation from individuals of all walks of life. People active in community-building, from our experience, promote excellence and expand our understanding of people’s potentials for self-government, helping create a healthier society for all.